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12 Candidates Running for 3 Seats on Decatur City Council

November 24, 2020 – 12 candidates have filed for Decatur City Council as of the last filing date on Monday. 3 more candidates filed Monday, including John Phillips, Marc Girdler and Jacob Jenkins. . .the last day of official filing.  Anthony Chapple, Aldophis Cooper, Elijah England, Marty Watkins, William Wetzel, Hardik Shah, Ed Culp and incumbents David Horn and Chuck Khule filed simultaneously on…Continue Reading

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Lighten The Calories This Thanksgiving with Tips from HSHS St. Mary’s

November 24, 2020 – This Thanksgiving, many people are looking forward to enjoying the food typically served on the holiday, even if they won’t be able to have a large extended family gathering this year.   If you are already battling the weight gained during self-isolation and shutdowns. . referred to as the COVID-15, HSHS St. Mary’s has some tips to keep your Thanksgiving favorites on…Continue Reading

Road Construction

Lost Bridge Undergoing Guardrail Repair

November 24, 2020 –  City Crews will be performing guardrail repair on Lost Bridge Road beginning today, weather permitting.  The work will cause the total closure of Lost Bridge Road between Oakridge Drive and Lake Front Road at 7 am and work will continue until approximately 3:30 pm the same day.  The detour route is as follows: Lost…Continue Reading

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Illinois Unemployment Declines in Month of October

November 23, 2020 – The Illinois Department of Employment Security has announced that the unemployment rate fell -3.6 percentage points to 6.8 percent.  Nonfarm jobs were nearly unchanged, down -1,100 jobs in the month of October, based on preliminary data that was provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and released by IDES.  The…Continue Reading

Talkin Turkey

WATCH: Todd Mason of The Beach House on How To Cook a Turkey

November 23, 2020 – With everyone socially distancing this Thanksgiving, alot of you might be cooking the bird for the first time ever. NowDecatur and Brian Byers has you covered with a conversation with Todd Mason of the Beach House. Find out how to thaw the thing, how long to cook it, how to store it…Continue Reading